Biltmore Brewing Company Releases Cedric’s Brews
When something is truly exceptional it earns your loyalty. That’s why we named our beer after George Vanderbilt’s beloved St. Bernard, Cedric. Family photographs capture moments of Cedric enjoying sunshine on the Loggia and sneaking in quiet naps in the library. Wherever George was, Cedric was sure to follow. That’s the kind of loyalty that inspires us to craft a quality beer—a beer worth your loyalty.
In fact, we’d been thinking of creating a line of Biltmore beers bearing Cedric’s name for many years. Then, when the decision was made to open a tavern on the estate, aptly named Cedric’s Tavern, as part of the new Antler Hill Village, the opportunity presented itself to turn the idea of producing a line of beer into reality. That’s how Biltmore Brewing Company was established.
Each beer in Cedric’s line is crafted to the exacting standards that George Vanderbilt appreciated and is made in the traditional English style. Craft beer enthusiast and newly appointed manager of Cedric’s Tavern, Bryan McIntosh has led the style selection of these new brews.
Cedric’s Pale AleThis ale is as frisky as its namesake Cedric, patriarch of the St. Bernards who shared Biltmore House with the Vanderbilts. High quality grain and English variety hops give our full-bodied ale a delicate straw color with malt and fruit aromas. Less bitter than most pale ales, yet it still retains the characteristic lingering hop finish.
Cedric’s Brown AleBig and friendly, our Brown Ale is as approachable as its inspiration—Cedric, George Vanderbilt’s beloved St. Bernard. Our deep russet-colored beer offers hints of caramel and roasted barley, with a nutty flavor produced by Victory ™ malt. The crisp finish is marked by well-balanced hops.
You’ll find Cedric’s Pale Ale and Cedric’s Brown Ale in restaurants and shops at Biltmore in Asheville, NC.